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I have to beat Kyhwana to it.

Canada set to OK same-sex marriage

A majority of parliamentarians support the legislation, which would make Canada only the third country after Belgium and the Netherlands to allow gay marriages.

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giza
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Scandinavia? Anyone?
There's a lot more than 3 countries that allow same-sex marriage.

Denmark was the first country to allow same sex marriage back in 1989. Sweden followed a few years later. I think Norway allows civil unions.
wolffit
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Scandinavia? Anyone?
Denmark allowed civil unions, not marriage. Sweden's not on the list you cited. Norway also isn't listed.

Make sure your facts support your claim. :-)

Anyway, I was just quoting the CNN story.
giza
Jun. 28th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Scandinavia? Anyone?
I had originally cited my facts from this page:

http://usmarriagelaws.com/search/alternative_lifestyles/same_sex_marriage/gay_laws_around_the_world_/index.shtml

But it went 404 as I was writing my reply. :-/ Looking at the cached copy from Google, it does state same-sex marriage for both Denmark and Norway.

I also don't think it's unreasonable to question if perhaps the author of either page I quoted got the terms "same sex marriage" and "civil unions" confused with each other. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if the legal definitions varied by country just to make things more confusing.
wolffit
Jun. 28th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Scandinavia? Anyone?
Planet Out cites Denmark's law as allowing "registered partnerships".

Norway calls it "Registered Domestic Partnership" according to your article.

hydra_velsen
Jun. 28th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Scandinavia? Anyone?
Tht article is copyright 2000. Is that data still current?
hydra_velsen
Jun. 28th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
I've been looking around at various states' laws concerning this in the US too, since this is an issue now important to me. However as we all know that's small potatoes till the federal government recognizes it.
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